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Seattle’s Ambitious Plan to Build a Food Forest for the City

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foodfThe Beacon Food Forest currently covers 1.8 of its 7 intended acres.

Building a local food infrastructure has as much to do with strengthening community as it does with planning garden plots.

By Gwendolyn Elliott
Seattle Weekly
Mar 11 2014

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At the moment, BFF co-founder Glenn Herlihy and his group are celebrating a small victory. With his steering committee, he just signed a memorandum of agreement with Seattle P-Patch and SPU making the Beacon Food Forest—essentially an oversized community garden—an officially organized group, subject to the rules and responsibilities of a P-Patch.

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March 22, 2014   Comments Off on Seattle’s Ambitious Plan to Build a Food Forest for the City

Sacramento: Oak Park Urban Garden Looks To Sell Its Produce

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“I found out the zoning for residential areas prohibits being able to grow food from your backyard and sell it unless you go to a farmer’s market.”

CBS Sacramento
March 15, 2014

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He created a 1000 square feet garden with everything from kale and beets, to lettuce and asparagus.

“Asparagus, I think, is the best crop for the home gardener … I can say we’ve saved thousands of thousands of dollars,” Chanowk said.

Now, his urban family farm is on a mission to offer healthy produce to a neighborhood filled with convenient stores and fast food restaurants.

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March 22, 2014   Comments Off on Sacramento: Oak Park Urban Garden Looks To Sell Its Produce